REACT-1 is the largest population surveillance study being undertaken in England that examines the prevalence of the virus causing COVID-19 in the general population. It uses test results and feedback from over 150,000 participants each month.
The study focuses on national, regional and local areas, as well as:
- socio-economic factors
- employment type
- contact with known cases
- other factors
The findings will provide the government with a better understanding of the viruss transmission and the risks associated with different population subgroups throughout England. This will inform government policies to protect health and save lives.